What would you say about Islands where both players start with a transport in dark age? That seemed to work quite well for RBW4, encouraging landings. Maybe worth a shot in RM as well.I did. Now go ahead and stone me for making such a horrible mistake. If this is what you're looking for then - you were right. You were 100% right that the limit should have been lower. I was afraid of putting it too early where it could affect the competitiveness in the opposite direction. Obviously, I overshot by a fair bit.
Fun tournament overall. I do have some sugestions.
First, instead of the stupid time limit wich is a terrible idea in every way. Why not add those trees with 200 wood in them. Or make a mod with trees with 1000 wood. If this doesnt work just remove the **** map.
Players can adapt too, maybe let player ban a civ, change your strategy, land them, etc.
And for players complaining about seeding. Play the goddam ladder so you get a seed that benefits you. If lierey doesnt want to play a potential top 3 seed he will need to play the ladder. But thats his problem, if you dont like accm seed 2 then play the stupid ladder. Maybe admins can force players to play 30 ladders games or something. I dont care to see lierey vs hera round of 64, but this is a solution for crybabies.